Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Squire Family Plot at Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound

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May 17, 1823
Died July 29, 1899
Native of England

His Wife
Born February 29, 1848
Died March 18, 1903
At Rest

Some information I have found about them

Benjamin was 44 when he married 22 year old Elizabeth Hamilton on 22 December 1869 in Onondaga, Brant County, Ontario. Benjamin, a miller and widowed, was the son of John and Mary Squire. Elizabeth was the daughter of Alexander and Jane Hamilton. Elizabeth had been born in Onondaga. [1]

Benjamin was enumerated in the 1851 census with his parents, John and Mary, in the Township of Brant but he is listed as non-resident, a miller, lving in Churchville, County of York.

I didn't find him in 1861.

In the 1871 census, he is enumerated with his wife, Elizabeth and his children - some from his first marriage in Onondaga, North Brant, Ontario. By 1881, they have moved to Brookholm, Sarawak Township, Ontario.

Benjamin Squire, retired miller, died 29 July 1899 in Sarawak Township, County of Grey. [2]

Elizabeth Squire, wife of Benjamin Squire died, according to the death registration, 18 November 1903. She was born in Onendago, Ontario. [3] There is a discrepancy between the information on the tombstone and what is in the death regisration.

[1] Benjamin Squire - Elizabeth Hamilton Ontario marriage registration (22 December 1869); digital image Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca/ : accessed 31 May 2011), citing microfilm MS 932, Reel 2, Archives of Ontario, Toronto

[2] Benjamin Squire Ontario death registration #010318 (31 July 1899); digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca/ : accessed 31 May 2011), citing microfilm MS 935, Reel 92, Archives of Ontario, Toronto

[3] Elizabeth Squire Ontario death registration #014093 (23 November 1903); digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca/ : accessed 31 May 2011), citing MS 935, Reel 110

This is not my family. There is information on the other side, which I will show at a later date.